November 6, 2014


GSMA Introduces Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers

The GSMA today launched a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers, outlining a series of common business principles to enable the development of safe and responsible digital financial services. The first mobile network operators (MNOs) to endorse the Code are Airtel, Avea, Axiata, Etisalat, Millicom, MTN, Ooredoo, Orange, Telenor, Vodafone and Zain. Together, these MNO groups represent 82 mobile money deployments operating in 51 countries.


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November 3, 2014


Airtel Africa launches Thuraya satellite services in 12 countries

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator, and Airtel Africa, today announced the commercial launch of Thuraya’s mobile satellite products and services across 12 countries in Africa. Thuraya’s satellite phones and IP+ broadband terminals can now be purchased by Airtel’s customers through the company’s Africa subsidiaries in the Congo B, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya and Zambia. Airtel"...

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October 29, 2014


Algerie Telecom chooses Ericsson for broadband network upgrade

Algerian fixed line incumbent Algerie Telecom (AT) has selected Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson to transform and expand its broadband network in order to offer residential users triple-play services and provide enterprises with secure networking over virtual private networks (VPNs).

Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson will consolidate the existing network functions"...

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October 28, 2014


Ericsson picks up network deals with Telenor, Algeria Telecom

Ericsson made a good start to the week by announcing two network deals on Monday--one in Europe and one in Africa.

The Stockholm-based telecoms equipment manufacturer first revealed it has won a five-year global framework agreement with Norway-based Telenor Group to provide radio hardware and professional services. The deal covers the rollout of 2G, 3G and LTE technologies,"...

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October 20, 2014


Algeria's DJEZZY deploys ALU's Microwave Packet Radios for Backhaul

Algeria's DJEZZY OTA, a division of Vimpelcom, is deploying Alcatel-Lucent's 9500 Microwave Packet Radio solution to upgrade its mobile backhaul network. Alcatel-Lucent will also be providing DJEZZY (OTA) with its 7705 SAR A and SAM 5620.

Microwave is more cost effective and practical for remote regions of the country. The MPR will be deployed in four zones out of a total"......

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October 17, 2014


Mobile Industry Embraces GSMA Embedded SIM Specification to Accelerate Growth of Internet of Things

Mobile 360-Middle East

At the Mobile 360 Series-Middle East conference in Dubai, the GSMA announced that leading mobile operators AT&T, Etisalat, NTT DOCOMO, Telefónica and Vodafone Group alongside SIM and module manufacturers Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Morpho (Safran), Oberthur Technologies,"......

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